eatSleepWoof's 2016 Tacoma DCLB

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Going to try to consolidate my build's progress in a single thread here.

2016 Tacoma TRD Sport 4x4, double-cab, long bed, with the Canadian "upgrade package."

Semi-permanent edit: if any locals (BC, Canada) with 2014+ Tundras (will also consider later year Sequoias, some Land Cruisers, GXs etc. - basically: large interior and V8) are interested in switching to a well-built Tacoma, please shoot me a PM. I am not "in the market," so to speak, (as in: my truck is not for sale, nor do I intend to list it for sale any sooner than the next five years) but I have recently developed a desire for some more interior room, and the Tundra has peaked my interest. If the right opportunity came along, I would consider a trade (with, or without cash in one or the other direction).

Front Suspension:
- ICON 2.5 coilovers with remote reservoirs
- ICON tubular UCA
- ICON UCA caps with custom, twist-on/off brass fitting for lube access without needing to remove the caps
- ICON neoprene shock covers

Rear Suspension:
- ICON 2.0 shocks with remote reservoirs
- All Pro Expedition leaf springs
- All Pro U-Bolt flip kit
- 4-degree axle shims
- carrier drop

Wheels/tires:
- OEM 17" sport wheels x5
- 265/70/17 BFG KO2 tires x5

Armour:
- Relentless Fabrication Lo-Pro front bumper
- Mobtown Offroad front skid
- Mobtown Offroad mid skid
- Mobtown Offroad t-case skid
- Pelfreybilt gas-tank skid
- Cruisin Off Road sliders w/ fill plates and kick out

Truck Electrical:
- Dual batteries: Northstar Group 35 AGM
- Off Grid Engineering dual-battery tray kit
- BlueSea ML-ACR smart battery isolator
- BlueSea fuse boxes
- Pelfreybilt fuse box / circuit breakers tray
- Victron 70/15 MPPT solar controller + Direct Bluetooth Dongle
- Renology 100W suitcase solar panel

Lighting:
- Low beam HIDs: Hylux 35W ballasts, CNLight 4300k lights, Diode Dynamics harness
- Under-hood LED lighting

Recovery gear:
- Smittybilt X2O 10k winch w/ synthetic line and wireless remote
- MaxTrax
- ARB snatch strap, tree saver, winch extension, snatch block, shackle x2
- Smittybilt shackle x2
- Smittybilt hitch receiver shackle
- 48" Hi-Lift Xtreme w/ Neoprene Cover

Other gear:
- Viair 400P air compressor
- Zamp ZP-1000PS 1000W pure-sine power inverter
- SeaFlo 12V water pump

Usability/convenience:
- Rear seats replaced with custom dog platform
- TruckCovers USA retractable aluminum tonneau
- Custom Cruisin Off Road bed caps + mounts for FrontRunner rack
- ARB 63QT fridge; travel case; tie-down kit; remote temperature sensor
- James Baroud Explorer tent
- custom half-bed-width slider for fridge + chuck box
- 73L water tank
- FrontRunner "prep" stainless table + under-rack mounts

Misc truck items:
- Clazzio leather seat covers
- ECGS bushing in front diff
- Diff breather relocation
- ShiftSense Pro
- Redline Tuning hood struts
- G1WH dash camera
- Valentine V1 radar detector
- DeLorne InReach satellite messenger
- ProClip USA cellphone mount
- Hondo Garage vent mount x2
- Weathertech front floor liners
- 1UP USA bicycle mount
- TRD Pro grill
- AVS window visors
- Pop-n-lock powered tailgate lock
- Cocoon Innovations sun visor organizer
- The Bracketeer Fire Extinguisher Mount + Kiddle Pro 210 Fire Extinguisher
- Tuffy license flip plate bracket

Misc camping items:
- Worthington 10lb propane tank
- Camco 59023 propane gauge
- Magma cookware set
- Fiskars X27 Axe
- Fiskars 46 inch shovel
- Gazelle G6 portable gazebo
- Kelty Noah's tarp
- FrontRunner chairs
- Tri-Lynx vehicle levelling blocks
- Custom chuck/kitchen box

On the way/in progress:
- to build: LED lights on bed rack, under RTT

Future plans:
- Dual-swingout rear bumper - early autumn 2017
- LED lightbar - probably summer 2018
- Tall & skinny tires - once the current set wears out

Previous setup included a canopy, bed slide, solar, OZ Tent RV4. Recently started re-building the truck around the RTT-over-the-bed idea.
 
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The bed-rack overtop of tonneau setup is complete. FrontRunner rack with custom bedside caps & rack supports by Cruisin Off Road!

RTT is going on shortly.







 
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Great photos! What made you decide to switch to the tonneau cover instead of the cap?
I clearly remember the moment I knew that my cap + OZ Tent setup was not meant to be: it was about 8pm on March 7th of this year, total darkness, howling winds, pouring rain, on the sandy Oregon Dunes. I had just spent the last hour setting up camp, and was shivering & soaked-through to the bone. The sand wouldn't hold the stakes, and the wind kept ripping them out. Rain was going sideways. The weather kept up non-stop the entire night, and I tore down camp in the same exact conditions, but with light. I swore to myself that I would never be in that situation again.

My building's garage-door has a max clearance of 6'8", so I would not be able to run a RTT and enter the garage. Removing the RTT/reinstalling it for trips is also not an option I'm interested in. Thus the cap had to go.

The RTT will store my bedding inside and will allow me to go from driving to being in bed in about a minute. Because my RTT does not have any awnings over entry-ways, on really bad-weather days I'll also throw a 16x16 foot Kelty Noah's Tarp overtop of it, which will take another few minutes of setup.
 
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That shot up in the mountains is amazing. I have been based in Central America for a few years now but that photo seriously makes me miss the pacific northwest! i looks like I am headed back to BC later this summer or fall. I would be interesting to talking to you about some wheeling trips! Great looking truck!
 
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That shot up in the mountains is amazing. I have been based in Central America for a few years now but that photo seriously makes me miss the pacific northwest! i looks like I am headed back to BC later this summer or fall. I would be interesting to talking to you about some wheeling trips! Great looking truck!
Thanks! Give me a shout when you're back and I'll fill you in on those spots.
 
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Spent a few hours exploring today. Found a few neat spots, and this area still has tons of FSR roads and trails I haven't seen.

















 
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Is that a 1Up bike rack? I've been eyeing them for a while.

Any pictures of the dog platform?

Truck looks great, if I replace the Tundra with another truck it'll be exactly like what you've done.